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Captain America: Living Legend #1: Review

Oct 2013
Andy Diggle, Adi Granov

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Rating:
3.5 stars

Captain America: Living Legend #1 Review by (October 5, 2013)
Review: Nothing particularly interesting happens but Adi’s Granov’s beautiful art goes a long way to cover that problem over. Really, after the Wartime prologue, all that happens is, “a space station crashes.” Presumably issue #2 will tell us why we should care. Did I mention Granov’s cool art? He even makes the absurd scene of Cap slicing a tank in half with his shield (almost) believable. Gonna miss him.

Comments: This miniseries was originally announced in 2011 as THE ASTONISHING CAPTAIN AMERICA but delayed two years, because of other commitments by artist Adi Granov. Issues #2-4 are drawn by Agustin Alessio. Page 1 says “This Adventure takes place before the events of CAPTAIN AMERICA #10” i.e. when Sharon Carter dies. But since the Dimension Z arc occupied the nine previous issues as well, they could have as easily said “before issue #1.”



 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America: Living Legend #1 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

1945: At the end of World War 2, Russian forces are poised to attack a Nazi bunker. The wounded commander is reluctant to sacrifice lives in taking so the zealous Sgt. Volkov gives the order to attack. The Germans have a Panzer tank as part of the defense and thinks look grim for the Russians—then Captain America arrives leading an American company. Cap withstands a shell from the tank and responds by slicing the top off the tank. The bunker fall bur Cap stops the Russians from killing the surrendering Germans. Volkov’s only interest is capturing the rocket scientist among the enemy. A Nazi soldier suddenly shoots Volkov in the chest; Cap knocks down the gunman and struggles to save Volkov’s life…..

1968: The Soviets plan to put the first man on the moon and the Cosmonaut is the former Sgt. Volkov. The rocket is launched….

Today: Aboard a space station Project D.E.U.S. goes online, converting dark energy in space into a clean power source. But something goes wrong and the device overloads, feeding on itself, transforming into spindly steel tentacles, the scientists are sucked inside…. A SHIELD Helicarrier is dispatched carrying Captain America and Sharon Carter into space. The spacelab is missing and the Russians would dearly love to get their hands on it. The station has vanished into a dead zone; the only word that was transmitted on the emergency channel: "Volkov."


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